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What Are Some Precautions I Can Take To Avoid Having An Allergic Reaction
Become an expert: Become an expert at reading the ingredient labels on foods at the grocery store, and don’t be afraid to ask restaurants specific questions about their dishes. Remember, cooking food in the same pan after another can lead to contamination. Food allergy is serious: the more you know the better you can protect yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to a bee sting years ago and suffered allergic shock. What precautions should I take?
Insect sting allergy: In case of anaphylaxis reaction to insect sting, you should have the diagnosis confirmed by either blood or skin testing to the suspected insects. Preferably testing should be done 6 weeks after an allergic reaction. If the diagnosis is confirmed, you should be on allergy injection for that insect venom for desensitization. You should carry an epipen, Benadryl as emergency treatment. ...Read more
I have a history of many allergies causing hives. I've had CT scans with no problem to contrast. Getting another one, should I take any precaution?
What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything i can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?
Usually fast: Most common allergic reactions to pollen, insect stings, foods, etc., are immediate hypersensitivity reactions, meaning they occur within seconds to minutes. But you can also have a late phase, a second-wave of reaction that occurs hours later. Contact allergies (poison ivy, nickel allergy, e.g.) and some medication allergies are delayed, and may take hours, days, or weeks. ...Read more
How long: Minutes to hours. Depends how bad it is and how allergic you are. ...Read more
How long dose it take to have an allergic reaction to a medication if it is you're first time taking the medication?
How do I know if I'm having an allergic reaction to something and would it be ok to take 3 beenedryl for a minor reaction ?
Allergic Reaction: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis (hives, swelling, vomiting, shortness of breadth, etc) then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis (congestion, sneezing, eye itch) is treated with OTC antihistamines, nasal sprays, saline rinses, etc. See an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Allergies: It depends on the symptoms? Go to the er if they are bad or you had a previous history of a bad reaction. Don't take a chance. For a mild skin reaction take antihistamines. ...Read more
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